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What is it?

Cellulite is a cluster of fat cells that gives the skin a padded and irregular appearance comparable to the texture of an orange peel. It manifests mainly in the thighs, buttocks and abdomen and affects almost exclusively women.

Different stages of cellulite :

stade 1 cellulite

Stage 1

Cellulite is visible only when the skin is pinched. It is possible to eradicate it completely.

stade 2 cellulite

Stage 2

The “orange peel” aspect is always visible. Cellulite is also reversible at this stage.

stade 3 cellulite

Stage 3

Fat cells are more voluminous and water retention is present. This type of cellulite can be eliminated over a longer period of time.

stade 4 cellulite

Stage 4

Cellulite is deeply hardened and is difficult to eliminate.

Did you know?

Nearly 9 out of 10 women will develop cellulite in their lifetime, regardless of their size, versus 1 man out of 50!

What are the causes?

Cellulite is a normal physiological phenomenon that results from the combination of several factors:


Female hormonal changes are the main cause of cellulite, especially at the time of puberty, pregnancy and menopause. During estrogenic hormone outbreaks, fat cells that are responsible for storing fats are overfilling so that they compress the blood and lymphatic vessels. Water retention, poor circulation and elimination of toxins follow, causing a bulging “quilted” appearance on the surface of the skin.


The structure of adipose tissues, which comprises all fat cells, differs in both women and men. The partitions of human adipose tissues are criss-crossed and form a kind of lattice difficult to puncture. In women, these partitions are thinner and arranged perpendicular. When there is an increase in adipose tissue, the fat cells stored there are forced upward and are compressed between partitions – such as balls compacted in a net. This is how an irregularity is created on the surface of the skin.


Collagen is a protein present in the body that ensures firmness, suppleness, cohesion and hydration to the skin. From the age of 25, the natural production of collagen slows down gradually. The surface of the skin is weakened and loosens, accentuating the appearance of cellulite.


Other factors may promote the emergence or development of cellulite, such as: heredity, overweight, lack of physical activity, poor diet, stress, problems with blood or lymphatic circulation, smoking and alcohol.

How to prevent?

Physical activity

Practice a sport regularly to activate blood circulation and strengthen muscles. Focus on activities that solicit the muscles of the buttocks, thighs and abdomen such as swimming, biking, running and skating.


1-2 litres per day for better blood and lymphatic circulation. Avoid sparkling water that promotes fluid retention.

Healthy eating habits

Adopt a balanced diet low in refined sugars and fats. Include green cabbage, onions and peppers – which eliminate toxins and promote the metabolism of fats; leeks and Pineapples – to counteract water retention; eggplant and other fibre-rich foods – which stop fats assimilated during a meal by absorbing them; red berries – which promote blood circulation; and green tea, with a thousand and one anti-cellulite virtues!

Sodium-free diet

Avoid the consumption of salt in your food, which also promotes water retention.

Comfortable clothing

Avoid tight clothing that compresses and immobilizes the tissues and slows down blood circulation.

Daily massage

Daily massaging of the legs helps to stimulate circulation and promote the elimination of toxins.

How to treat?

Venus Freeze

Venus FreezeTM/Venus LegacyTM

Combining pulsed magnetic fields with multi-polar radio frequencies, the Venus FreezeTM/Venus LegacyTM continuously heats the skin from the inside. Pulsed magnetic fields allow cellulite to regress by at least one stage, stimulating the production of lipase, the enzyme responsible for the reduction of fat cells. Radiofrequency remodels the body by stimulating the production of collagen, elastic fibers and supporting tissues. The treatment targets subcutaneous fat to help reshape body contours and to reduce the appearance of cellulite and creating smoother and firmer looking skin.

This treatment should be done in multiple sessions for optimal results. However, there is an improvement in skin appearance as early as the 4th or 5th session.



Thermage® offers a non-invasive approach to improve the appearance of mild to moderate cellulite, thanks to a unipolar RF-based technology. The treatment simultaneously allows the tightening of the skin structure and stimulate the production of new collagen. Visible improvements to the skin surface and remodeling are observed as the body follows its normal cycle of collagen regeneration.

In most cases, only one session is required to observe results.

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This multi-action gel effectively targets the fat storage cycle in adipocytes, reducing fat deposits and decreasing water retention. Body toning gel firms, tightens, and smooths the skin, and visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite and helps prevent new cellulite from forming.

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This special formula contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a natural extract of the tropical fruit Garcinia Cambogia. HCA helps break down fat that is stored in fat cells, as well as suppresses the storage of new fats and cholesterol.
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Although cellulite primarily raises aesthetic concerns, it can also cause localized sensitivity and pain (in rare circumstances and at an advanced stage).